Kinnear Has Already Put In Bids For Four Players

Joe Kinnear has Newcastle very well organized right now, both off and on the field, and he has worked with Dennis Wise and the Newcastle Board to get four bids for players in, way before January 1st has even rolled around, and we like that, like it a lot.


Joe Kinnear – has bids in for four players already

Joe Kinnear says that Newcastle United are already in contact with a number of players regarding a January move to St. James’ Park.

Joe was speaking today at his pre-match Wigan press conference, and told reporters present that the Newcastle club are now waiting for answers from four potential targets.

“We have contacted four people and spoke to them,”

“Now we will wait for a yes or a no.”

So it seems that the Newcastle defense and team is not the only thing Joe can organize well, and he certainly seems to get on with things at Newcastle – he certainly doesn’t let the grass grow under his feet. We really like to see that, and few would argue that Joe has been a breath of fresh air at Newcastle, with his passion and positive impact at the club.

We had hoped that Joe would get off to a quick start in the transfer market, and he seems determined to do just that, as he seems absolutely committed to improve the qulaity and size of the squad before February rolls around.

Let us know who you think the four players are – the comments should be very interesting indeed.

71 comments so far

  • Tom

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Excellent! Hopefully Sakho is one of them, as well as a young defensive midfielder to replace Butt 😀

  • nate dawg

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #2


  • asprilla11

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #3

    does anyone have any concerete proof as to who these players maybe or is it pure speculation??

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Why is everyone hyping up Sakho?

    Is it because he is young and is a regular? Well if you saw PSG’s strength and depth in defence, I’d be in their squad.

    When I’ve seen Sakho he has been OK.

    He cant attack for toffee at LB but looked good at CB, but not better than what we have.

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #5

    tom toon but he is only 18

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #6

    which is the same age as kadar and sakho is much better

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #7

    though i have said this time and time again my fav player is arango plz sign him

  • craigos

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #8

    i think there cud be a bid for elano? think he was amazin for the first half of his first season at man city… and if he could have the same ‘defence opening’ impact for us then he could be the creative spark we have been looking for in midfield !!

  • Greg B

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #9

    AFALLEY (PSV) – Class

  • Doocey

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Juan Arango? lol!
    Bit old I think for the Toon.

    Hopefully some of these are foreign talen too.
    Like Sakho, Daniel Jarque etc

    It would make sense for Real to sell now that Diarra has been brought in.
    Can’t see Gago leaving but would love him at Newcastle.

    I can see us making a bid for Baines, I’d like him and hopefully we can get someone like Diarra

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #11

    is it right that apparentley madrid aretrying to sign pennant?

    if so y i would rather have young i realize he would cost much more but i would wait till the summer and make him my main signing

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #12


    hes not that old

  • fanny-rat

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #13

    give the man the job. get him on a rolling contract. howay the lads

  • Toon Graeme

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #14

    I will stick my neck out on a limb and say I’ll bet its no one we guess. I base that on whats happened in the last transfer window.

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #15

    I bet if Kadar came from the PSG youth system he’d be playing in their defence right now.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 24, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Another refreshing thing to hear. I must say that Joe Kineear has impressed me totally with everything he has done, spot on all the time. He really is making the most of his time here and it’s great to see a manager at the helm sooooo devoted to the cause. I missed that since Sir Bobby left and Keegan the first time he was here b’cuz the second time around he wasn’t long enough to see it again.

  • Ally

    Dec 24, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #17

    If i was gonna have a sensible guess i would maybe say

    and maybe a creative midfielder a cheeky bid for bullard or try to get someone like elano on loan

  • Ally

    Dec 24, 2008 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #18

    Agreed tom toon about Kadar

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 24, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #19

    ally i would rather have turner than upson but i doubt were gonna buy 3 defensive players

  • Ally

    Dec 24, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #20

    i havnt seen much of that Turner from Hull mate, but by all of the reports i have heard he is banging on the England door, have you seen much of him beyethegreat

  • TOONorway

    Dec 24, 2008 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #21

    Hope its Skjelbred of Rosenborg, Baines, Elano and any central def midfielder better than Butt..!

  • Ally

    Dec 24, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #22

    TOONorway whats the banter with Skjelbred there was a few rumurs doing the rounds that we had agreed to get him in Jan but they have cooled off, is there any news over there bout him

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 24, 2008 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #23


    i wont lie i havent seen every game but the 1s i have seen he has been good and hed probz be cheaper than upson

  • Dan4Toon

    Dec 24, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #24

    i would want ..
    Bullard 3.5 million
    Baines 3.5 million
    Sakho 4 million
    O’toole 3 million

    That would do me finee !

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 24, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #25

    O’Toole will cost £1mil apparently.

    Also I have been told he would struggle to get on our bench.

  • Nick 69

    Dec 24, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #26

    i would take a look at man city for players, i mean if they do go out and spend big and buy lots of players then players such as elano, johnson, ireland could become available and i would take any of those at the drop of a hat

  • Spyro

    Dec 24, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #27
  • Darling27

    Dec 24, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #28

    Excellent News!!!

  • Colombus

    Dec 24, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #29

    Dear NUFC-Santa!
    In january I would like:

    Elano- We know that he has what it takes in the PL. I think Kinnear will make him stabile as he was under Eriksson. He also gives us the silkysmooth foot we need coming forward.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 24, 2008 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #30

    Man City and W ham should be where we’re looking

    Man city are gonna buy loathes which means DUMPING PEOPLE!

    W ham have to many players and are apparantly aiming to sell 5-10 players in January of all importance realistic targets from those clubs


    and also if we want a lb and Everton want a striker

    Baines for Smith straight swap would be perfect

    and finnally 1 promising youngster maybe Sakho and 1 expereinced foreigner maybe Juanito.

    we’d be sorted then

  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 24, 2008 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #31

    oh and a cheeky bid for Bullard

  • beyethegreat

    Dec 24, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #32

    turk mag i would love to sign richards

  • Doocey

    Dec 24, 2008 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #33

    Why is everyone so keen on Bullard? I don’t like him at all.

    Arango is experienced and a very good player but he’s not that young either,

    I hear Pennant is on verge of move with Liverpool accepting the bid?

  • AndyNUFC

    Dec 24, 2008 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #34

    I don’t understand where all this english assosciation with Real Madrid has come from, that Middlesbrough player, now Pennant?

    We won’t buy Bullard, Fulham want £5mill and he’s too old for that price for Ashley to buy.

    We will get another left back, and I think it should be very much considered looking at the smaller/struggling/crisis clubs.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 24, 2008 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #35

    Bellamy to Spurs, uh oh

  • Spyro

    Dec 24, 2008 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #36

    Bellamy to Spurs eh? Arshavin is clearly too pricey for them lol

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 24, 2008 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #37

    Bellamy to Spurs?

  • nightfall

    Dec 24, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #38

    sakho (only if we sell taylor) and i’m hoping for veloso (can play as LB, CB and DMC)..he’d solve many of our problems…, one strong striker: gomis or adriano (on loan), and…creative midfielder…moutinho, gourcuff (swap with owen),…

    BUT MOST OF ALL…i want us to get rid off dead wood: shola, viduka, smith, cacapa, geremi, carroll, edgar, perhaps even owen…depends who could we swap him for…

  • Ian

    Dec 24, 2008 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #39

    West Ham cant part with Bellamy, where have you heard that??

    Four players sounds good, depending on who they are, I quite like Joe though, very straight talking.

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 24, 2008 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #40

    Where has Bellamy to Spurs come from?


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